My middle grade novella, Finder Keyper, is only 99c – on a variety of digital platforms. Fun for kids and adults.
When David, Joanna and Ricky see the strange van arrive in town, they can’t help being curious. They meet a tall man named Mr. Keyper, the owner of Finder Keyper’s Curiosities & Collectibles.
But, the kid’s excitement turns to terror when Ricky goes missing–after he sneaks back into the store without telling his fiends. David and Joanna soon find themselves in a fight for their lives when they become trapped in the store while looking for Ricky. It seems Mr. Keyper is not what he appears to be.
Can they out run the dreaded Bone-Cruncher, find their friend and escape Mr. Keyper’s sinister and deadly plan?
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The iconic film that made millions afraid to go in the water, Jaws, was released on this day in 1975.
One of my favorite films of all-time, Jason & the Argonauts, was released on this day–in 1963. Featuring the superb stop-motion work of my cinematic hero, Ray Harryhausen, it is a feast for the eyes.
The classic, King Kong, made its New York premiere on this day–in 1933. (It was released nationwide on April 7th).
It’s also Willis O’Brien’s birthday (who created the marvelous stop-motion effects for the film). He was born in 1886.
Horror Maestro, John Carpenter, was born on this day–in 1948.
Historical Happening: Gojira
The King of the Monsters, Godzilla, first appeared on movie screens on this day–in 1954 (in Japan).
It was released 2 years later in the United States (where it was “Americanized–even adding Raymond Burr to better appeal to U.S. movie-goers).
John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN was first released on this day–in 1978.
It introduced the world to Michael Myers and kick-started the “slasher film” craze.